Category Archives: Puglia

Layer Cake Primitivo 2007

Layer Cake, Puglia IGT, Primitivo, a.k.a. Zinfandel 2007 The nose features cooked fruit and vanilla while the mouth is light and soft. Bottled under Stelvin. 13.5% $12.99 at Bottle Barn

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Down the boot

Botromagno, Puglia IGT, Primitivo 2006 The nose shows drying and oxidized fruit while the mouth is extremely tannic. The astringency dominates; it was a mistake to take a chance on this wine. Bottled in Gravina 13.5% $14.99 at Traverso’s

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Blending in Puglia

Tormaresca, Puglia IGT, Neprica 2007 The grapes are 40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Estate grown and bottled in Minervino Murge 13.5% $9.99 at Traverso’s Tormaresca Torreguaceto, Vino Rosso da Tavola 2003 Bottled by Racemi in Manduria 13% $19.95 … Continue reading

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A look at Italian Primitivo

A Mano Puglia Primitivo IGT 2005 Fine for the price – it shows some Zin-like jammy fruit and complexity probably from a bit of brett. The latest bottle sample in April ’08 was especially supple and Zin-like. Bot for Amano … Continue reading

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Zin and Primitivo

Gran Sasso, Puglia, Primitivo IGT 2005 Tasted in May ’08 this wine was blooming with brett and would repulse most consumers. A bottle tasted later in the summer proved to be a different animal. Oaky and earthy with new world … Continue reading

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